Friday, May 20, 2011

Unpredictable By the Day

The snow has been never-ending in Colorado lately. The area has already seen almost twice the average snow fall typical for the month of May. The Denver area gets rain and storms, and in the foothills we get lots of that fluffy white stuff. Yesterday we accumulated probably almost 3 inches of snow, and this was by 3pm. Lately, the meteorologists have underestimated the frequency of our snows. Snow apparently has a mind of its own and can be very unpredictable.

My aunt just bought some flowers to decorate for my cousin's graduation this weekend, and we had to bring them all inside. Poor, pretty little flowers. It's way too cold for them to be outside. I'm pretty sure that it's way too cold outside for me too. However I am sure that we, me and the flowers, will manage to survive this wintery May weather.

Every once in a while we heard thunder rumbling in the distance. When there was a big lightning strike we saw the foggy sky light up for a brief moment. Thunder snow is amazing! My mom, who is here from Michigan, and I sat on the covered porch and listened to the weather for a little while. It was pretty amazing. Since she has been here we've seen rain, hail, snow, and sun. You just never know what you're going to get! Colorado has been quite the mixed bag of weather these days.

Even the cats stopped to smell the flowers during this snow storm of ours. Twister thought the flowers were for him. Little did he know, they're actually for my cousin's graduation. Silly cat. Good thing the snow didn't bother him too much. He hibernated in my aunt's room on and off all day, but every once in a while he did stop to smell the flowers in the living room. Flowers inside the house really brightened up the dreary day here in Colorado.

The snow will probably melt in a day, and it will be like we never had any snow in the first place. Funny how quickly the snow disappears in the hot Colorado sun. The meteorologists might give us an idea of the forecast, but it seems to vary from their plan quite often lately. I'm learning not to rely on the forecast very often. High expectations only create disappointment when things don't go the way you would like.

I snapped a few pictures of the snow and realized that it was really beautiful outside. The clouds always make for great photos. The diffused light makes things much easier to photograph, because you see things without harsh shadows that too much sun creates. One thing predictable about the weather is that my photos will not turn out overexposed, and I'm thankful for that!

What are you thankful for in this unpredictable life?


  1. it's crazy isn't it? i don't know if i will ever get used to it...great shots though!

  2. It is pretty but... I mean, come on 80 degrees! Please? pretty please? ugh!

  3. Just think Ashley Miami and Colrado have totally different weather. It's going to be a nice change :) Great pics! Have a fabulous weekend


  4. I can't believe you are still getting snow! Seems so strange... eat a snowflake for me?

  5. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Makes snow in the spring even look good!

  6. I just can't even fathom this. Like part of me thinks that you are lying and just putting up pictures from January. The other part believes you, of course. Haha. It is flippin 80-90 degrees here...and hot. When you walk outside, sweat immediately pops up.

  7. Ashley, how was i NOT following you? weird... well I am now, and I added you to my blogroll:)
    these photos are beautiful, and i hope the weather gets better soon!!

  8. I adore these pictures. Can't believe it's still snowing!! Yikes! I'd go nuts (: Makes for pretty photos though!

  9. i love the random snow! these photos are gorgeous.

    I'm thankful for sunshine lately!